Instead of trying to give lust, anger, hatred, jealousy, desire greed and ego in order to eliminate the acquired habits to get realization, the seeker has to search for the true Self.
Through deeper self search one becomes aware of the fact that, the ‘I’ is not the self but ‘I’ is the mind. Mind is in the form of universe and the universe,which appears as Waking or dream experience. And the substance and witness of the Waking or dream experience is soul,which is in the from of consciousness. When he becomes aware his individual experience of birth,life and death are mere illusion, created out of consciousness then he will give up the inherited habitual judging the worldview on the standpoint of the waking entity and the waking world. and he will be able to identity the consciousness as true self .
When the seeker inquires and reasons the unreality will fall by itself. Seeker has to seek the true self and ignore the illusory three states in order to overcome the sense of duality which is in the form of ‘I’.
When the focus of attention is shifted on the true Self that is on consciousness the senses of ‘I’ ceases. Absent of ‘I’ is absent of mind. Absent of mind is absent of Waking or dream experience. Absent of Waking experience is presence of consciousness without the illusion.
Action is Mind. Inaction is soul the true self. Mental effort through inquiry,analysis and reasoning is needed in Waking experience to go beyond the Waking experience to realize the true Self is not waking entity but the formless witness of the three states ,which is consciousness.
There is no scope for physical based effort in the search for the true Self. It is the self itself in illusion is trying to overcome the illusory experience of duality which present as Waking experience. The moment the Self elevates itself as witness, and then the Waking experience becomes mere mirage.
The world, god, and the person are not different from the consciousness because the formless substance and witness of the Waking experience. Since the three states are mere mirage created out of consciousness , the three states are not reality from the ultimate standpoint.
One must become aware that the all the three states are consciousness, because consciousness is the formless substance witness of the three states. and consciousness is ultimate reality because consciousness pervades all the three states as its formless substance.
He must be fully aware what is to be known? And what is not to be known? What is to be learnt and what is not be learnt? What is to be accepted as truth and what is not to be accepted as truth? What has to be rejected and dropped as unreal?
Consciousness alone is real and the mind,which is in the form of universe is unreal. When This conviction arises than it will awaken the seeker to wisdom. Universe or mind is like ice and the consciousness is like the water. The wisdom melts the ice which is universe or mind and becomes one with the water that is consciousness.
In the end of the inquiry,analysis and reasoning on the true base the wisdom dawns and one becomes aware of the fact that, there is no such thing as ‘I’ or Mind or Universe exists in reality, but it is extremely difficult to acquire wisdom without deeper self search.
Religion and yoga are no means to attain the wisdom since they are based on the ego and they consider the waking entity as self and Waking experience as reality. Only when the seeker realizes the true fact that, self is not the form but the self is formless. Therefore he becomes aware of the fact that, the three states are neither witnessed by the waking entity nor by the dream entity but the formless soul,which is in the form of consciousness. Thus, the true self is neither the waking entity nor the dream entity but the formless knower of the three states.